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Rejoinder: “Many people change their age, most especially footballers, while others change their birth certificates” -Abubakary Jawara

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Abubakary Jawara, CEO, GACH Global


This medium published an article dated the 17th of February 2023 with the headline “In Gambia, Everyone Is Doing Age Cheating” Abubakary Jawara Tells Court.

Mr. Jawara took exception to the headline and lodged a complaint with the Media Council of the Gambia about the headline of that story. He posited that he did not say “In the Gambia Everyone is doing age cheating” instead what he said was, “Many people change their age, most especially footballers, while others change their birth certificates”

We took this complaint seriously and asked our reporter to go back to the Court and check the transcripts of the sitting in question for due diligence. The reporter went back and read through the transcripts but didn’t find the exact wording of his story’s caption. That was not captured in the court transcripts.

We regret this error in our headline and apologise to Mr. Jawara for any inconvenience caused by the wrong headline.

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